Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres
(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Viaduct used to crossing of Tren de las Nubes, that part of Salta to San Antonio de Los Cobres. It is located on Route 40, with car access by dirt road. On site there is also an interesting craft shop!
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  • After climbing the mountain ranges of the Andes, our destination was this wonderful viaduct. This engineering masterpiece. Has in place a small trade for the people of the region, selling sweaters and typical foods.
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  • I visited the overpass on the way of Tolar Grande back to Salta. It's an impressive piece of engineering, and the Latin America's highest viaduct, with 63 meters high. The viaduct is part of the route of the Tren de las Nubes, this train for cargo transportation from Salta to Chile. Today the train is off but it is still possible to make a bus tour along the rails of the train and walk a short excerpt in train from San Antonio de los covers up the Viaduct La Polvorilla. (At the time I researched this tour cost 1700 pesos)
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  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Vistas impresionantes!
  • Beautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.
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  • Photo - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.
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  • Incredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.
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